Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development (CAED) worked closely with boys and men through innovative programs that help them understand the problems women face and change the perspective on stereotyped gender roles.  For example, men were asked to wear a “pregnancy” and carry load which made them see how difficult it is for expecting mothers to do household chores. These exercises were aimed at helping the men realize how difficult it is for a pregnant woman to do heavy chores and push them to be supportive and helpful. In another program, young boys were engaged in making sanitary pads to help erase stigma tied with menstruation and reproductive health of women.